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live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. >> good afternoon. i'm cheryl jennings in for ama daetz. >> a man is detained after two bodies are found in a castro valley mobile home park. >> katie utehs joins us. >> reporter: we know a man has been detained. he's in his 30s. detectives are trying to determine whether or not he's related to the victim, possibly a son or a stepson or whether or not he lives at the home. i can tell you that the crime scene is in the next layer of mobile homes behind us. sky 7 hd is really the clearest view of the crime scene. let me show you some video.
alameda county sheriff's office investigators said they responded to a call for a welfare check. one of the residents was late to an appointment or meeting spurring the 911 caller to call. deputies then discovered a man and woman dead inside the mobile home and a third person a man in his 30s was still inside the home. >> it's an obvious sign of death. we do believe we recovered the murder weapon. we won't say what the murder weapon is at this point, so we have information that only the murderer will know. >> he says the deputies were surprised to find the man inside the home, but he did not elaborate what the man was doing when deputies arrived. detectives are now interviewing him to see if he lived there, what his relationship with the victims was and determine if he's their murder suspect. deputies are not releasing the names of the victims until next of kin can be notified. live in castro valley, katie
utehs. a man knocked out by a transformer explosion in san francisco is released from the hospital today. 34-year-old manuel cruz was talking to robert antonelli outside antonelli's home on saturday when suddenly they heard something sizzling then boom and exploded. antonelli was just outside a window -- just inside a window. he had minor burns to his face. cruz was standing near the grate and was sent flying into the street. he had to be hospitalized two nights with burns. a neighbor said it was terrifying. >> i heard a loud bang. it shook the house a bit. i thought someone had-accident and hit my house. saw a man laying on the ground and saw smoke coming out of the sidewalk. >> pg&e says it's doing a comprehensive inspection in the area and will fix any problems that are found. coming up, sergio quintana will report. two people rescued from a
drifting sailboat at ocean beach. police arrested one of the men they had just rescued. police say he had an outstanding warrant, several, that are unrelated to today's incident. both were treated for minor injuries right there on the site. police are on the lookout for a man who attacked and tried to rob four cal students. they pulled over to check out the view at grizzly peak and a man with a gun walked up to them by sign post 21 and hit two of the students. they drove off before he was able to take anything. police searched the area but didn't find any sign of the attacker. important milestones today showing recovery is really beginning in the valley fire zone. >> kids in middletown went back to school and many adults went back to work. >> wayne freeman is live with the stories. wayne? >> dan, there's still a lot of damage here in middletown. take a look. this is just an apartment house or what remains of it. there's so much damage, 1200 homes destroyed there are places
that they haven't touched or gone through the stuff yet. this is one of them. yet, as you said in middletown this is the day for symbolically getting off the mat. as middletown enters week three, it is more a goal than a reality. >> it's not real. it's painful. >> reporter: a constant state both in what remains of the suburbs and also along highway 29 which serves as main street. the post office is open and plenty of small businesses, but make no mistake -- >> it's baby steps. one baby step at a time. >> reporter: for rita coroni. >> just like macaroni. >> reporter: it's baby steps up a ladder to hang ornaments on the creel of her store. that's what she did with sandy today. in middletown, customers are also friends, neighbors, victims. >> we're a community of maybe 1500 here in this area and they're telling the world that we've lost 1200 homes.
more friends lost homes than did not. and some lost their lives. >> reporter: the patchwork of victims and survivors changes from door to door. a few feet away in the local saloon, tammy moore served up drinks and listened to the hard luck stories of others though she is a hard luck story herself. she lost her home. when did you go back to work? >> today. >> reporter: it is monday, after all, the start of yet another business week. but in middletown, business or even living will not be usual for a very long time. >> maybe it looks like for people who drive through it's back together. but i think here people are really, really scared and shocked and hurt. >> reporter: you're one of them. >> yes. >> reporter: and one look at what we see and you realize it won't be business as usual for a very long time. her name is delina williams, not
only did she lose her house where she'd lived for 15 years but she lost the place where she works. so she's out on two fronts. but she's going to stick it out and come back. the people in middletown say they're not giving up. they survived a fire over a hundred years ago, they'll survive this one. wayne freeman, abc 7. >> tough. >> many lake county students rushed to class today wearing t-shirts with # middletown strong. and that's going to help middletown students buy uniforms. students at rancho kitani raised $5,000 last week. if you would like one of the t-shirts we have information for you at abc7.com. five geothermal plants damaged in the valley fire are back open today. the calpine plants that the geysers have operated with restrictions the past two weeks but now all employees are back
on the job. calpines has donated $100,000 to an employee support fund for those affected by the fire. spenser christian is away today. >> sandhya patel is here. lovely. not too warm, not too cool, nice. >> absolutely right. not too hot, not too cool. i like that. goldilocks, just right. it is pleasant outside right now. let me show you live doppler 7 hd. coastal spots are still socked in due to the low clouds. we also have high clouds passing through the bay area. there's a picture from the east hills camera. beautiful picture there. 64 in san francisco, 68 in oakland, low 70s mountainview, san jose, morgan hills 77 degrees. a view from our sfo camera where you're seeing a couple of clouds there. upper 80s in santa rosa and liver more. golden gate bridge cam on the murky side as the gray skies are
lingering. breezy this morning, low 60s, tomorrow morning mostly cloudy and cool, upper 40s to upper 50s and expect mild conditions tomorrow afternoon with low 60s to low 80s. i'll be back to let you know if this cooldown is going to lead to some more changes that are coming up later on in the work week. cheryl, dan. >> thank you. nasa officials say the space agency's new discovery is a nine on a scale of ten. they're excited. today scientists announced that they have found liquid water on mars. >> so what does this mean for life on the red planet and future missions? >> brandi hitt has more on the latest developments. >> reporter: the biggest breakthrough yet on the search for life on mars. >> under certain circumstances liquid water has been found on mars. >> reporter: scientists say this is their proof, dark streaks found in several locations on the red planet. >> dark streaks that form in late spring, grow through the
summer and then disappear by fall. >> reporter: just like seasons here on earth, nasa says the time lapse photos show the water streaks on a crater appear and then vanish, but they say there's no direct detection of water. this is simply their best guess also based on other evidence. >> as we ingest the soils, they're moist, they're hydrated, full of water. >> reporter: that's thanks to the curiosity rover hard at work on the surface of the planet. they found hydrated salt and humidity in the air fueling speculation life may have thrived here billion of years ago and could possibly exist today. >> everywhere we go where there's liquid water, we find life. >> reporter: the announcement has reignited excitement for future space exploration. >> especially younger kids to become astronauts. >> you're going to say this is it. >> reporter: it's even on hollywood's radar with the "the martian" starring matt damon in
theaters friday. a tale of fiction that could soon become reality. >> i think we will send humans in the near future to mars. there will be scientists looking for sign of life. >> reporter: brandi hitt, los angeles. you're not looking at a public art project in san francisco. abc 7 was at the corner as more than 100 protesters took over the intersection to paint a giant symbol. they want businesses to do more to fight global climate change. some chained themselves inside a bankable. police moved in and arrested 12 people for trespassing and disobeying police officers. it appears the bed bug problem at the berkeley library's north branch has been fixed. crews treating that building today, they finished treating it and officials say it will reopen tomorrow morning at 10:00. officials closed the branch after bed bugs were found at three different locations inside the building. bed bug sniffing dogs will check out the other branches this thursday. bed bugs were recently found in
a palo alto library branch as well. opponents of the warriors proposed mission bay arena are proposing an alternative. the site would be along the pier in the city's third street corridor. it would have access to highways and not affect traffic at the ucf medical center. it's just over a mile south of the current proposed site. opponents of the mission bay plan believe increased traffic will endanger people needing to get to one of the three ucf hospitals nearby. take a look at this face. this guy look worried about a new arena? still ahead, steph curry and the warriors smile and say cheese as training camp gets under way. also the dugout dustup that's the talk of major league baseball. one of these guys will not be playing for a while. new at 4:30, donald trump unveils his tax plan. michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook.
with the nationals could be numbered after he grabbed bryce harper by the throat yesterday. papelbon felt harper did not hustle after flying out. today they suspended him. some fans want him gone. look at that. one man has started a twitter campaign saying he'll donate $100 to the charity of the nationals choice if papelbon is released. hundreds of other fans have signed on pledging thousands of dollars. pretty brazen attack. >> oh, my goodness. here's news, the warriors are back. >> we're getting our first look at the reigning nba champions as the new season approaches. >> laura anthony was there and she has more. >> that is right, cheryl. today marks the beginning of the new season after just three months off over the summer, thanks to the warriors' long run in the playoffs, but today here's at the convention center, we didn't hear anyone complaining. >> it was all good. beautiful. one more. >> stand by.
let me check those shots here. >> reporter: it is perhaps the brightest spotlight of all for this year's golden state warriors now that they're the defending nba champions. and with all the attention comes even higher expectations. it's a fact not lost on the likes of league mvp steph curry. >> we're going to get everybody's best shot every single night, and we know that. so we have to be on our best. >> everything with a smile. >> reporter: klay thompson says he, too, expects every other team to bring it every night. as for when he fully realized he and his teammates were the best in the world. >> i think it hit me during the parade, just to see how united the bay area was and see everybody in the sea of oakland. one of the most amazing things i've seen in my life. >> reporter: while not promising a repeat, draymond green did offer a challenge to opponents. >> i definitely think we can get
better. >> reporter: in oakland, laura anthony, abc 7 news. supporters of an effort to repeal california's law requires vaccines for school children have less than one hour to moat a state deadline. the group has until 5:00 p.m. to submit 366,000 signatures in order to qualify for a ballot initiative trying to repeal the law. governor brown planned that legislation this year in the middle of sfeers opposition from parents' rights dprups. brown says the science proving vaccines dramatically protect children is clear. well, solid weekend for apple and the debut of the new iphone 6-s and 6-s plus. they sold 13 million units in the first three days of sail sa -- sales. however, this year's figures were expected to be higher since the initial launch included china for first time. the new phones go on sale in 40 additional countries beginning october 9th. facebook users may have been wishing they had the dislike
button already after a brief outage this afternoon. for the second time in the past week the site was down. it was restored in less than an hour. facebook says the outage was caused by a configuration issue. many people took to twitter to talk about the outage. one person tweeted there's life on mars and facebook is broken, arggh. might we also suggest using this time to go outside? and # find your park. >> outside? you'd have to leave your computer to do that. >> you can take your phone with you. >> well, that's true. it would be a nice day outside. just gorgeous. >> sandhya patel outside enjoying that. >> it is beautiful and i am enjoying it. wish you could be here because it really is just absolutely gorgeous outside. let me show you live doppler 7 hd and talk about what's ahead for the rest of the work week. we're off to a great start. low clouds, near the beaches we do have high clouds overhead. and as we take a look at the 24-hour temperature change, most areas are running a little bit lower than yesterday at this time.
down 4 degrees in mountainview, nap na, novato, san jose, six degrees cooler in santa rosa. my view, which is just absolutely spectacular right now. partly cloudy the next few days. there's a slight chance of light showers wednesday night, thursday morning. the week ends on a warm note. here's a look at what will bring us the possibility of those drops. satellite radar showing you a cold front. those midand high level clouds you're seeing this afternoon. this weak system upstream will work its way towards the middle of the work week. as we show you computer animation you'll see what will happen on wednesday. it gets closer early thursday morning, slight chance of showers, east bay, south bay possibility, then continues to move through the sierra nevada where they also have a chance of showers as we head towards thursday. here's where we know that there's going to be some pretty heavy rain. this is in the pacific we're watching hurricane marty. it st category 1 storm with
gusts to 100 miles per hour. it is south-southwest of zee juan ta ne-yo, mexico. it is expected to work its way closer to the coast which is why hurricane warnings are up already. kicking up some of the swells. 6 to 12 inches of rain is expected. isolated amounts of up to 20 inches of rain. if you have family or friends there, if you have travel plans going to manzanillo, puerto vallarta, you want to keep an eye on this as it is expected to dump some heavy rain. most areas in the 50s. cooler spots in the upper 40s around santa rosa and napa. you know you're starting to feel the fall feeling in the air when you get going in the morning. so best to dress in layers. tomorrow afternoon you'll see some high clouds like today concentrated around the peninsula, the south bay and the east bay, filtered sunshine there, but in the north bay it will be bright and sunny. 78 in santa rosa, 72 in oakland,
82 lifr livermore, antioch. palo alto, 76, san jose, 77 degrees. a look at the accuweather and seven-day forecast we'll call it partly cloudy with temperatures at or slightly below normal. thursday morning bringing on a slight possibility of morning showers, then look at those temperatures rebounding on friday. low 70s to low 90s. the good thing is for those of you who do not like the warm weather, and i know there have been some complaints, the weekend will feature a little bit of a cooldown. dan and cheryl? >> thank you. coming up next, a special guest puts big smiles on young cancer patients in the bay area. san francisco's mayor is about to exercise a rare bill that he says is too dangerous. traffic on this monday as the evening commute gets under way in earnest. the san mateo bridge live. moving along fairly smartly in both directions.
is the most powerful of cures. so forgive us for not going with the flow. we just think the flow should go with us. which makes us rebels with one cause. your health. nothing like a little monkey business. someone caught this video of a monkey named zeke on top of an unmarked police car pulling the molding from the windows. zeke was also seen climbing on a nearby traffic sign. seek had escaped from his enclosure at a nearby home. it didn't last long. he ran into his owner's arms when he arrived on the scene. a team of superheroes
brought some super smiles to kids at san francisco hospital this afternoon. >> abc 7 news was at benioff children's hospital as these masked crusaders rappelled down the side of the building. their job is to wash windows. >> but their real mission today was to brighten the day of these young patients. >> to suddenly have, you know, batman outside your window or superman cleaning your window, that's a joy, that's a surprise. that's something to help you be outside of your own experience. >> and that, say the hospital staff, improved the emotional well-being of patients. and the hospital as other services geared towards kids including a teen lounge, a recording studio and a play room. >> such a great idea. >> i love that. just ahead, as we continue, look out trump, here comes carson. the race for the gop election just got a little closer. also, president obama's blunt comments about bashar assad and what he's willing to do to bring peace to syria.
mobile home park. police officials say he's in his 30s and may be related to the victims. a man injured over the weekend when a transformer exploded was just released from the hospital this afternoon. abc 7 reporter sergio quintana talked to him. we'll have the report live. they found strong evidence of liquid water on the surface of mars. the findings suggests it is possible there is microscopic life on mars today. nasa tweeteded this picture of the dark narrow streets formed by seasonal water flow on modern-day mars. the race for the white house is tightening. hillary clinton is in the bay area today and tomorrow for several private fund-raisers. a new poll reveals her lead is shrinking and so is the lead for the republican front-runner. donald trump is hoping the tax plan he released today shores up his support. abc 7 reporter elizabeth tur has more.
>> reporter: front runner donald trump enveiled his tax plan touting it as simple and fair. >> it reduces or eliminates most of the deductions and loopholes available to special interests and to the very rich. >> reporter: according to his plan, there will be no federal income tax on individuals earning less than $25,000 a year or $50,000 for married couples. he says the highest earners will also get a tax break at the current rate of 40% to 25%. >> in other words, it's going to cost me a fortune. >> reporter: the announcement comes as the latest national pole shows dr. ben carson now trailing trump by just 1%. >> i kind of reflects what we've been seeing out on the road. just tremendous crowds with enormous enthusiasm. >> reporter: carly fiorina tied for third with florida senator marco rubio had a scare on the campaign trail this weekend. but no one was hurt. meanwhile, on the democratic side, front-runner hillary clinton's lead is also sliding.
this as clinton answers new questions about how e-mails were sent from her private account two months before she acknowledged using it. >> there was a transition period. you know, i wasn't that focussed on my e-mail accounts. i'm not by my means a technical expert. i relied on people who were. >> reporter: as for the poll numbers, the same poll shows clinton's lead expanding if you take biden out of the mix. either way, clinton's team says they always expected a tight race. elizabeth hur, abc 7 news. stocks started the week in the red. concerns about china's economy have caused wall street to worry. the dow closed just one point over 16,000. and the nasdaq fell 142 points closing at 4543. tough day on wall street. president obama clashed with russia's leader over the syria
crisis as the two addressed a meeting of world leaders today in new york. president obama and russia's president vladimir putin shook hands and had a tense toast during today's u.n. general assemb assembly. he defended a recent surge of support for bashar al assad claiming it hopes to find isis terrorists. president obama called al assad a dictator who slaughtered his own people. he also offered to work with russia to fight terrorists. >> when a terrorist group beheads captives, slaughters the innocent and enslaves women, that's not a single nation's national security problem. that is an assault on all our humani humanity. >> following the speeches presidents obama and putin head a meeting to discuss the crisis. putin says he does not rule out joining air attacks on the islamic state. the former new york prison
seam stress who helped two convicted murderers escape is now heading to prison herself. today a judge sentenced joyce mitchell to between two and seven years in custody. mitchell admitted smuggling in tools that inmates richard matt and david sweat used to break out of the prison in june. today she tearfully apologized. >> i've never been so disappointed in myself, and i not only let myself down but my family. my husband and my children are my life. t escape set off a three-week manhunt that left matt dead and sweat wounded. she may have to pay restitution totaling $119,000 to help cover the cost of the manhunt. the chp is now investigating after officers say metal tacks placed on a peninsula road flattened the tires of about 20 bikes. it happened on kings mountain road in san mateo county. the cycling community is fighting back.
sergio quintana has the story. >> reporter: andrew shul is a member of the cycling club that had eight riders get flat tires on kings mountain road. it ruined the ride but no one was hurt. >> once the tacks get embedded sometimes it takes a while for the tires to deflate. it could be a while before you realize. and if you're going at a high speed at that point, it's very easy to lose control of the bike with a high-speed crash. >> reporter: these are the tacks that have been found along kings mountain road. what's most disturbing about the most recent ipt, it seems someone carefully planted them. >> somebody had placed the tacks pointy side up inside a crack on the road so they were there affixed and guaranteed to give flats. >> reporter: cyclists tell us they've been getting their tires taken out by tacks for years. the chp and sheriff's office have been told about it. but no arrests have been made. kings mountain road is popular with by sicklists and even equestrians. whoever is laying out the tacks
are making this dangerous for everyone. one man is raising a $10,000 reward. >> this is sabotage that's putting people's lives in danger. it's a serious problem and something has to be done about it. >> reporter: if there's a silver lining here cook says groups that are sometimes at odds with each other over using the scenic mountain road may come together to catch the people or person who has been puncturing tires. sergio quintana, abc 7 news. coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00, the superblood moon put on quite a show last night. we'll show you some of the stunning pictures you sent to abc 7 news. plus a facebook picture of a 13-year-old boy studying outside a metro station in india touches thousands. how his life has changed. i'm michael finney. ask finney is just ahead. i'm taking your questions on twitter and facebook. just search for michael finney. i'll answer your questions here live a little later. i'm abc 7 meteorologist
that's a child being blown down the street by powerful winds. a supertyphoon is set to hit the island nation today packing winds in excess of 140 miles an hour. thousands are being evacuated. the storm could produce waves up to 42 feet high. it's expected to hit mainland china tomorrow. a picture of an indian boy studying on the street has gone viral in the best way possible. >> it really has. someone posted this to facebook of a 13-year-old teenager sitting oton ground studying outside a train station not far from new delhi. >> well, the picture got the attention of thousands of people including a local government head. >> this weekend that official presented the boy with a check for 500,000 rupees, which is approximately $7500 u.s. to help with his education. >> the teenager was happy but says he wants no other help and will continue to work hard and make things happen for himself. >> he's going places. that's great. >> love that work ethic. a lot of you shared pictures
of last night's super blood moon on social media. this picture from viewer bryce shows just how bright the moon was. in this picture, you can see the moon just peeking above the clouds over the bay bridge. kind of hard to see there. another picture from viewer patrick who was able to snap this when the clouds briefly disappeared. this picture shows the moon after it turned red, but you can't really tell there. still looked sort of black and white. this picture of the moon is in alameda. we want to thank everybody who shared their pictures. if you have pictures you'd like to share use the #abc7now. >> we're glad to get these pictures. fabulous start to the week. >> spencer is away. but sandhya patel is here with the weather forecast. >> i got a chance to see that moon as well. it was just amazing. it was a family affair. the clouds parted just in time for my kids and my husband and i to actually take a look. so it was really amazing.
send your pictures in. take a look at live doppler 7 hd right now. just some clouds around as you take a look at what's happening nationally for your tuesday. if you are traveling the east coast will see more rain and thunderstorms. 80 degrees in new york. looking at 77 in boston. some showers around miami. 88 degrees. cool around fargo and minneapolis after some morning frost and freeze warnings. so it is definitely going to be chilly but in the afternoon cool. 75 in tahoe. some high clouds streaming across the area. 85 in los angeles. 107 in palm springs, it will be hot. we won't feel the heat. temperatures will be on the mild side, mid-60s to low 80s. the sun will be filtered around some parts of the bay area by high clouds. and to the north bright and sunny. join me at 5:00, i'll have the rest of your accuweather forecast coming up. >> still ahead, is it okay to ask other women about their plans for starting a family?
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a woman posted something on facebook that's triggered a national debate. it talks about people who ask the young and the childless about their plans. >> reporter: this morning an uproar online after freelance writer emily bingham posted a facebook rant begging everyone to stop the reproductive plan question. the post shared almost 40,000 times. >> it feels like not a big deal to you, it might be a really big deal to the person that you're asking. >> reporter: bingham posting a random ultrasound image she found on the internet to catch everyone's attention. then bringing this is just a friendly psa that people's productive and procreative plans and decisions are none of your business. the post was inspired after her friend had to go through a stressful and heartwrenching year of fertility treatments
before conceive herg son only to begin fielding when is baby two coming questions within a month of his birth. >> i couldn't believe it. none of your business whether or not there's baby two or baby three or if there's only one baby. >> reporter: model chrissy teigen married to singer john legend opened up just last week about that painful question. >> sometimes people ask me if i'm going to have kids, i'm just like one day you're going to ask that to the wrong girl who is really struggling and it will be really hurtful to them. and i hate it. stop asking me! >> reporter: this issue hits close to home for bingham, who at 33 years old is sick of being asked when she's going to have a baby. >> when they fiend out that i've never been married and i don't have question, the next question is, well, do you want to? it's either insinuated or explicitly said that the clock is ticking. >> reporter: bingham strongly believes no matter who you are it's a personal question that no one has the right to ask.
writing whether you're a wannabe grandparent or a well intentioned friend or family member or a nosy neighbor, it's absolutely none of your business. >> now, bingham says she had no idea the post would catch on so strongly but saying it is pretty clear it hit a nerve. a new study finds that many women with early stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating that disease. the research sponsored by the national cancer institute says a simple genetic test can identify those women who are likely to respond well to hormone therapy. in the study women who skip chemo based on their genetic test scores had less than a 1% chance of cancer occurring within the next five years. so quite promising. u.s. dietary guidelines are being criticized for being biased. >> a new treatment for older adults with depression. >> u.s. dietary guidelines influenced nearly every aspect of how we eat from information on food labels to school
lunches. new guidelines are expected this fall, but some say the standards were vulnerable to internal bias. one ohio state university professor says the committee that determines the food guidelines leaves out important health studies when making decisions. the british medical journal says many could have a conflict of interest. more than half of older adults with depression don't get better with anti-depress ants. adding an anti-psychotic medication helped many of those patients. a new study found significant differences between lung cancer patients who have smoked and those who have not. the portuguese researchers found that nonsmokers who got lung cancer were more likely to be women. in addition, those lived twice as long after the diagnosis than the smokers. there's an app that tracks overeating behavior. it's called by circadian clock. people do a lot more snacking than they realize. many consume most of the
calories in the day after 6:00 p.m. from the nasdaq, i'm jane king. he here's to your health. listen to this. you can pig out if you want to at chipotle, if that's your choice. the mexican chain said most restaurants are once again serving kaserve ing car neat tas. it said it was taking pork off the menu after the company said it found animal treatment violations. they're now using a different pork supplier. time for ask finney. michael finney answering questions sent to him by facebook, twitter and e-mail. heather s. asked, i recently got a speeding ticket. how do i know what i owe? >> how much money do you have? send it. you have no idea how expensive it is. the price if you go to the state website is not nearly what you're going to pay because counties and cities just tack on all these fees. what you do is go to the county and you type in your ticket
number, your actual citation number, and it will tell you exactly how much you're going to owe. you go down to the bank and get a loan, i guess. you know what? i'll post on our website, there's a link that then takes you to all the counties. i'll post that. >> that's great, michael. thank you. stephanie p. asked there's a movie theater in our town that regularly lets kids in under the age of 17 to r-rated films. do theaters enforce or does law enforcement? >> law enforcement isn't part of this. there are no government regulations about this at all. this is all an industry standard. motion pictures association of america. they set up this rating schedule. all of the movie makers pay into it, and then they put a -- you know, a g on it or the r or whatever rating, then they send it off to the theaters. then the theaters can do whatever they want. there are no rules about this.
there are no punishment for the theaters. the theory was they take so much heat from the local population that they would stick with the rules. the majority of them do. so if you don't like it, complain. >> good idea. a guideline, not a rule or a law. nancy s. e-mailed, if an item is purchased and then shortly thereafter reduced in price is there a law for the store to refund the difference. >> nope, nada, not at all. first of all, just ask. if they say no, then try to return the item. if they don't have a posted return policy, then they have to give you seven day. so then you go return it -- this happened to me one time. i bought a computer for a family member. the next day apple introduces the new one, this is before they used to keep us up to date. i wanted to exchange it. they said no, then i'm returning. >> what a lot of hoops to jump through. well, coming up on abc 7
news at 4:00, san francisco mayor is about to issue a rare veto. the contentious bill he says is too dangerous. then california's kevin mccarthy makes it official. what he's promising in his run to replace the speaker of the house. >> how google is trying to make its autonomous cars drive more like people. those stories and more at 5:00
well, here's tonight's primetime lineup at 8:00, dancing with the stars followed by castle at 10, then news at 11:00. san francisco mayor is using one of his rare vetoes against a bill he says makes city streets dangerous. >> and bicyclists are not happy about it at all. vic lee is live at city hall with that story tonight. >> reporter: it's no secret that in this town there's a certain animosity between bicyclists and drivers. now that conflict has finally reached city hall.
>> i plan to veto that regardless of the vote. >> reporter: mayor ed lee's veto. a proposal that would make a stop sign similar to a yield sign for cyclists. meaning they could ride through without stopping if they believe it's safe. levy believes it would confuse cyclists and pedestrians. >> i think having a roll through in contradiction to what everybody else expects to have happen in a four-way stop or a two-way stop simply invites confusion and therefore disaster. >> reporter: the bill's author says bicyclists already know what's good biking behavior. >> looking out for people and slowing down and not blowing through at a high speed. >> reporter: bicycles versus car, a contentious issues that came to a head in july when a
captain began cracking down on cyclists who ignored biking control. bike riders protested organizing stop-ins, demonstrations where they stopped en masse at every stop sign and red light which caused huge traffic backups. avalos says he's got six votes to pass the legislation, but so far not the eighth required to override the mayor's veto. the bicycle coalition is a strong lobby. >> it's unfortunate that the mayor's confused about this or not dedicated to safety as much as we'd like to see. we're going to continue pushing this. >> reporter: one member they can forget about lobbying, mayor lee who just renewed his membership to the bicycle coalition this year. vic lee, abc 7 news. thank you for joining us for the news at 4:00. >> abc 7 news at 5:00 begins right now. >> saw a man laying on the ground, saw smoke coming out of the sidewalk. >> a transformer just exploded. we talked with a man who
survived that blast. what he's telling abc 7 news. two people are found dead in the quiet town of castro valley. what police were surprised to find inside the home. back to school for the first time in middletown since the fires. a big welcome for students in the fire zone. plus, why spider-man is fighting grime instead of crime. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. it feels like fall out here. >> live from the kgo tv broadcast center, this is abc 7 news. a man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time knocked unconscious by a transformer explosion. tonight he is released from the hospital and just happy to be alive. good evening. i'm dash ashley. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. it happened in vernal heights in san francisco. one man was quickly treated. the second walked out of general hospital today.
sergio quintana was there to get the story. >> reporter: he was able to walk out of the hospital on his own two feet this afternoon after being thrown several feet by that electrical explosion. residents tell me they're happy he's okay, but they say this isn't the first electrical fire on that block and they want pg&e to do something about it fast. miguel cruz was injured after saturday's explosion. he says he's feeling a little better. his friend robert antonelli was also injured in the explosion but not as seriously. antonelli sent us these pictures of cruz in the hospital this weekend. he didn't want to talk to us on camera saying he's been advised by a lawyer against talking with the media. still, he describes what happened to us in vivid detail. this is where the explosion happened saturday morning. there used to be a grate over a transformer box. now there's a steel plate.
cruz was standing right here and was hurled into the street. one neighbor ran out of the house to see what happened. >> went out, looked, nothing there, looked the other way, saw a man lying on the ground and smoke coming out of the sidewalk. >> pg&e crews were there all day assessing the damage. the company released a statement on this exploes that reads in part, the safety of the public and our customers is always our top priority. our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the two people who were hurt in this incident. residents on the street say there have been other electrical box fires in this neighborhood so this weekend's incident is upsetting. >> all of these transformers are about the same age and they should be replaced. my understanding is that this one actually was inspected recently. and my neighbor was told it was fine. >> reporter: a spokesperson says the company is still trying to figure out what caused this explosion. sergio